What a car! I have owned this car for a little over two years and have been nothing but satisfied with this little rocket. This car loves to drive on the highway. Acceleration from a dead stop is not so great but once on the move it turns into a rocket. The rotary engine is an amazing piece of technology. This car only displaces 1.3L but makes rediculous power. The lightweight almost perfectly balanced RWD coupe gets decent gas mileage for a sports car averaging about 20-21 mpg with 65% highway and 35% city driving. Parts can be pricey but if the car is maintained properly not many problems arise. If any engine work is needed for any reason dont bring to local mech. find a rotory mech.
Very rare, especially in New England! High RPM rotary engine with 5 speed trans. produces great acceleration. Can compete with many new cars utilizing a higher displacment four cylinder engine. Interior styling very nice for early 90s. Open engine compartment makes working on car easy.
Overall very nice automobile that gets looks and turns heads cuz no one knows what it is!
I have owned a 91 n/a rx7 for over a year now and have fallen in love. For such a small engine it packs a punch. Handling is great, acceleration is outstanding considering engine size, manual transmission a must if performance is required. Will out perform many new cars and almost all unmodified 4 cylinder and some 6 cylinder cars. No major repairs yet, just basics such as brakes, plugs and wires, tires, etc. Check and change oil regularly. As long as maintenance is performed when or before schedule its an excellent car.
Its a Rotary! 50/50 weight ratio, 8000k rpm redline, rare car everyone asks what it is! Blast to drive and everyone wants a ride.
16" wheels would have helped but no major changes needed. Would like the turbo model!
This car a been extremely reliable for the entire time I've owned it. It now has 215,000 miles, and has only a little more than maintenance done. It did have to be repainted, due to peeling, which is fairly common on white cars from that time period (not just Mazdas).
I like the way gauges and controls are laid out. And of course, it's a rotary car.
Put a Racing beat exhaust, K&N air system, use an aluminum turbo II hood as a fresh air hood, and if you're feeling froggy about it, do the injectors and fuel pump. Zoom Zoom!
I've always admired Rx-7's! These cars
are fashioned after good old high
revving race car engines.The car is a
blast to drive. The car seems to want
to go faster even after reaching the 6 -
7 thousand rpm range. Acceleration is a
very quick on this car, especially when
you have the rpm's up.I just wished the
car came with a larger tank....:)The
fact that it's a rotary engine
shouldn't scare you, there are many
Japanese auto shops that would love to
work on a car like this, at least from
My favorite features on this car would
have to be the ease in the way it
handles, the way it excelerates and the
sound of that rotary engine!..nothing
else sounds or feels like it.
Suggested improvements would have to be
is to ditch the OE intake so this
engine can breathe.The other
improvement would have to be is to go
with larger wheels ...17 " would do
much better on this car.
Great car to drive, very comfortable,
quick and great around the corners.
Fuel economy is decent on the highway
for a sports car. The 1991s are hard
to find, but will treat you right if
you take care of them.
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